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Heritage chicken

post #1 of 8
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My butcher started selling a heritage chicken breed.  It's around $15 for a whole chicken. 

 

Are they worth it?  Deeper flavor? More gamey?

post #2 of 8

If your butcher wants you .as a good and regular customer he should give you one for FREE for you to try out !

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Every smoker quits smoking sooner or later!

Only the smart ones are doing it while they are still alive.

Wer den Pfennig nicht ehrt,

Ist des Talers nicht wehrt !

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post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
That would be nice!
post #4 of 8

Depends on the breed I guess. But definitely worth a try. I occasionally get my hands on some (decidedly non-local) Bresse chickens - and Good Lord, that makes a difference... In that case, deeper flavour. Not gamey at all, but if you have a standard chicken after that, you think you'd chew on cardboard.

post #5 of 8

Any particular cooking techniques recommended for the Bresse or Dark Cornish chickens as opposed to the cornish cross?

post #6 of 8

I haven't tried those but that seems like a very reasonable price. Organic Roasters at Whole foods here are $2.99 a pound so typically in the $15-18 range for a whole bird. While the pound price might seem a bit high they are a very good value compared to so many others I see now with a water logged diaper and water injected into the bird.

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post #7 of 8

A number of the Chinese markets I frequent have silkie chickens, frozen. I may have to try one someday.

 

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post #8 of 8

They have fresh (and even live) silkies around here. I never had the heart to try.... I should! :D

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